Tahbilk Old Vines Cabernet Shiraz Nagambie Lakes – 2012
Chateau Tahbilk is one of Australia’s oldest family wineries, established in the Nagambie Lakes area of Victoria (about 120 miles north of Melbourne) back in 1860. It is highly-respected Australian wine writer James Halliday’s winery of the year for 2016.
This traditionally Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz (approximately 50/50) is produced from old vines with an average of 35 years’ age.
2012 was a perfect growing season in this region and has produced top quality reds capable of 10-15 years ageing. This is rich, fruit-packed and complex with surprising elegance and finesse; a serious quality Aussie red at a very fair price.